I know the shortcut to switch between app documents (or Finder windows) is Cmd+~, but in the Spanish keyboard to get a tilde you can't use a single key, you need to press Alt+Ñ.

I've tried pressing Cmd+Alt+Ñ but it doesn't work.

So how do I execute this shortcut with a Spanish keyboard layout?

  • A picture of your keyboard may help - Are you sure it's not just Cmd > or < ? That would fit with the pattern on most EU layouts. When we figure this out, we ought to add it to the list at apple.stackexchange.com/questions/193937/… BTW, in English it's not tilde ~, but backtick ` [which is un-shifted tilde] as you'll see from the linked QA.
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 12, 2019 at 8:00
  • Thanks for your answer @Tetsujin. I've found the right key thanks to your suggestion, so I've added this info as an answer.
    – OMA
    Apr 4, 2019 at 21:08
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    I've also added another answer in the question you linked.
    – OMA
    Apr 4, 2019 at 21:20

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You can find a complete list of keyboard shortcuts in System Preferences, under Keyboard, then Shortcuts. If one isn't listed you can also bind it to whatever you like.

  • Thanks for your answer. I've tried to remap the Cmd+` combination to just Ctrl+Tab, to match the behaviour in browsers such as Chrome, but then that key combination doesn't do anything in other applications. For example in Word it doesn't work. Pressing Ctrl+Tab just writes a Tab in the document instead of switching between Word documents. If I reset the key combination back to Cmd+` it does work as usual.
    – OMA
    Apr 4, 2019 at 21:04

I've finally found out (thanks to a comment by @Tetsujin) that the key I'm looking for is not tilde (~) but backtick (`). In the Spanish keyboard that's the key next to the letter P, which looks like this: ^`[

So the key combination to switch between app documents in the Spanish keyboard is Cmd+^`[

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